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CROI 2018: Highlights and What's Next for Advocates

This year's Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections broadened its lens from the lab to the ways that different strategies are, or might, have an impact in the context of people's complex lives.

Lobby of the Sheraton Boston Hotel adjoining the Hynes Convention Center

Injection Drug Use Among People Living With HIV: A Missed Opportunity to Save Lives

Panelists at CROI 2018 painted a bleak picture of the scale of the country's addiction crisis, noting that the never-before-seen dynamics of the current drug epidemic require creative approaches to HIV treatment and prevention among people who inject...

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Statin Use Might Reduce Risk of Cancer in HIV-Positive People

A large case-control analysis reported an overall association between statin use and a reduced risk of virus-mediated cancers in HIV-positive people.

Attendees in the poster hall at CROI 2018

Reported PrEP 'Failure' Most Likely a Lack of Proper Testing and Adherence

When is a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) failure actually a provider failure? And how do we tell the difference?

Not all women and girls living with HIV are getting the care they need

Dr. Gina Brown on Highlights of Research on Women and HIV From CROI 2018

Gina Brown, M.D., shares her reflections on some of the many research findings about HIV prevention, care, and treatment for women and girls presented at CROI 2018.

CROI sign and podium

New Study Shows Women's HIV Risk Triples During Pregnancy, Quadruples Postpartum

Study highlights the need for PrEP and other HIV prevention strategies for pregnant women and new mothers in high-prevalence settings.

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Insurers and Pharmas Must Help Fix HIV Drug Pricing System, Advocates Say

The Fair Pricing Coalition is working with pharmaceutical companies to ensure fair prices for new HIV drugs on par with those of older medications.

Monica Gandhi, Sharon L. Hillier, Lisa Diane White, Dázon Dixon Diallo, and Tonia Poteat

More Women Must Be Included in Academia and in Clinical Trials, Panelists Demand

Presentations on women in research at this year's Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections highlighted the lack of inclusion, offered ideas on how to remedy the situation, and showed how one woman moved from advocate to researcher.

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Final HIV Research Highlights From CROI 2018

Two video interviews with federal HIV leaders who share their perspectives about the science coming out of the conference and its implications for HIV prevention, care, and treatment.

HIV prevention pill is not reaching most who could potentially benefit -- especially African Americans and Latinos

CDC: Few People Who Could Benefit From PrEP Are Using It

The CDC has released new data at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) estimating that only a small percentage of people most at risk for HIV infection have actually been prescribed pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).